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Safety Checks at Hartwell Dam, Others This Week

July 8, 2013
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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will test spillway gates at its three dams on the upper Savannah River this week, including Hartwell Dam. The tests at Hartwell, Russell, and Thurmond Dams will take place on Wednesday and Thursday. Corps of Engineers Public Affairs Specialist Tracy Robillard said that the Corps is conducting necessary...

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Toccoa 11-12 Baseball Starts District Tourney With Victory

July 8, 2013
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The Toccoa 11 and 12-year-old All-Star baseball team opens up pool play with a win. Toccoa used strong pitching from Mason Kimsey and aggressive offense to come from behind to beat Madison County 14-6 Saturday in the district tournament’s opening game in Danielsville. Pitching in relief of starter Gabe White, Kimsey struck out nine...

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Toccoa 11-12 Softball Opens With Win

July 8, 2013
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The Toccoa 11 and 12-year-old Little League Softball All-Stars are off to a winning start in district tournament play. Toccoa defeated Hart County 19-1 in four innings Saturday in Clayton. Toccoa scored nine runs in a first inning that was delayed due to rain, then continued the offensive onslaught after the rain delay to...

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Ten Killed on Ga. Highways Over Holiday Weekend

July 8, 2013
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Final numbers from state officials show that 10 people lost their lives on Georgia highways over the Fourth of July holiday travel period. The 102-hour July Fourth holiday period began Wednesday at 6 p.m. and ended at midnight Sunday. Last year, in just a 30-hour holiday period, there were two fatalities on Georgia highways...

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BOE Hires New Director of Teaching and Learning

July 5, 2013
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The Stephens County School System hires a new Director of Teaching and Learning. Tuesday, the Board of Education approved the hire of Dr. Phyllis Carson to that position. Stephens County School Superintendent Sherrie Whiten said that Dr. Carson’s position includes many different responsibilities. “Dr. Carson will be working with our teachers,” said Whiten. “She...

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Ida Cox Music Series Continues Saturday in Toccoa

July 5, 2013
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Toccoa’s Ida Cox Music Series moves into its second month this weekend. The outdoor concert series kicked off at the beginning of June. Toccoa Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said that the first month of concerts went very well. “We have not had rain any of the nights,” said Crosby. “The nights have...

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July 4th Holiday Weekend Continues

July 5, 2013
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One fatality has been reported so far on Georgia highways this July fourth holiday period. According to the state’s Department of Public Safety, that fatal wreck occurred in Henry County. The 102-hour Fourth of July holiday travel period in Georgia began at 6 p.m. Wednesday and continues through midnight Sunday. Last year, in a...

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Little League Back In Action This Weekend

July 5, 2013
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A number of Toccoa Little League All-Star teams are scheduled to begin play this weekend. First on Saturday morning, the Toccoa 11 and 12-year-old Little League baseball All-Star team will start its district tourney in Madison County against Madison at 11 a.m. Then on Saturday afternoon, the Toccoa 11 and 12-year-old Little League softball...

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Stephens Co. Hospital Lab Gets Re-accreditation

July 5, 2013
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The laboratory at Stephens County Hospital receives its re-accreditation. Stephens County Hospital said its Main Laboratory has received accreditation from the College of American Pathologists, or CAP. The accreditation is based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP’s Accreditation Programs. According to a press release from Stephens County Hospital,...

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Police Blotter

July 5, 2013
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Two people face charges after an alleged fight on Jordan Road last weekend. According to a report from the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to Jordan Road on June 30 just before noon in regards to a fight in progress. Deputies said that after investigating, they arrested 40-year-old Bryan Joseph Hicks of Eastanollee...

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